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Materials Science by Yves Bréchet, High Commissioner for Atomic Energy

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Start date :02/05/2017

End date :02/05/2017

Time :15:00

Location : Amphithéâtre Concorde, Bât. U4, LMSE, 118 route de Narbonne, 31400, Toulouse

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Photo Patrick Imbert / Collège de France

Photo Patrick Imbert / Collège de France

From Materials Discovered by Chance to Made-To-Measure Materials” (Collège de France – Technological Innovation Liliane Bettencourt chair inaugural lecture)
by Yves Bréchet, Professor of Materials Science at Grenoble-INP, Senior Member of the IUF, Associate Professor at McMaster (Canada) and Jiaotong (China), Member of the Academy of Sciences, High Commissioner for Atomic Energy.

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Summary

This lecture covers key developments in materials science, both from the application and fundamental points of view; it focuses on recent developments tending to supersede traditional distinctions between structural and functional materials in that they bring notions of materials and structure closer together. Architectured materials are emblematic of this evolution.

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Biography

Yves Bréchet graduated as an Engineer from the École Polytechnique and holds a PhD in materials physics. His research focuses on microstructural transformations in metals and alloys, microstructure-property relationships and materials selection methods. More recently, his analysis of architectures in natural materials has inspired the development of “made-to-measure materials” combining multimaterials and geometries to extend the scope of conventional materials. Formerly a scientific consultant in the industrial sector and a member of the French National Commission for Nuclear Waste, he was appointed High Commissioner for Atomic Energy in 2012. He is a holder of chair of Technological Innovation Liliane Bettencourt (2012-2013).

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